pasta salad nicoise
Posted June 24, 2011 by
Prep Time 3 min Cook Time 3 min Ready Time 6 min Servings: 4-8


  • 1 large can tuna fish, drained
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 lb. green beans, blanched in boiling water until tender
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. capers (optional)
  • 12 oz. 1 bag Al Dente® Pasta, any flavor or cut
  • 1/4 cup vinegar (red or balsamic)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper


Whisk together the vinegar, mustard, and seasonings.  Add any other herbs or seasonings that you may enjoy, for example fresh herbs or garlic.   Slowly add the oil until combined.  Cook Al Dente® Pasta as directed for 3 minutes.  Drain well and rinse in cold water.  Combine pasta with dressing and all other ingredients.  Season to taste.  Refrigerate.